Tagged: children of Isarel

Questions and Answers on Zephaniah and Haggai 0

Zephaniah and Haggai – Questions and Answers

Zephaniah The books of Zephaniah and Haggai are both minor prophets. But like all of the other minor prophets their message is major. Both Zephaniah and Haggai prophecy of coming judgement on God’s rebellious people partly because they were delaying to rebuild God’s temple at Jerusalem. What is a fish gate in Zephaniah 1:10? This was a gate of Jerusalem that was near the fish market. What does “lees” mean in Zephaniah 1:12? Lees is the crusted sediment of dried yeast on wine barrels. Here it is referred to those wicked lazy people who are settled in their undisturbed evil...

Questions and Answers on Isaiah 1-7 0

Isaiah Chapters 1-7 Questions and Answers

Isaiah Chapters 1-7 Isaiah 1-7 begins the study on the book of Isaiah. The book of Isaiah is the first book of the major prophets and therefore this is a book of prophesies. The prophet of Isaiah lived 700 years before Christ yet in chapter 7 he told of the virgin birth of Jesus. Isaiah was was the prophet to the kingdom of Judah and he lived a prophesied during the reign of these kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Isaiah chapters 1-7, like the rest of the book of Isaiah is a bit hard to understand, yet...

Questions & Answers on Isaiah 43-45 0

Isaiah 43-45 Questions and Answers

Isaiah 43-45 Questions and Answers Isaiah 43-45 are positive in tone as they talk about God’s promises and His mercy and grace to His people. Who or what is Ethiopia and Seba in Isaiah 43: 3? These are both countries. Ethiopia is still a modern day country and is located in the continent of Africa. Seba was an ancient country most likely located in north eastern Africa also. God was giving Jacob everything so he could get ahead. Yes, and because of God’s promise to Abraham. Jacob here is not necessarily a single person but rather represented the whole nation...

Questions and Answers on Genesis 35-38 0

Genesis 35-38 Questions and Answers

Joseph Sold and Judah’s Illicit Affair –  Genesis Chapters 35-38 Genesis 35-38 introduces Joseph and tells about his brother Judah. Is Bethel still a town today? No, Bethel disappeared from history after 300 AD. What was the strange gods in their hands in Genesis 35? Why the earrings? These were idols that they had. Even though they acknowledged the true God they still adopted the gods of the surrounding peoples. As for the earrings, somehow theses seemed to be associated with idol worship at least at that time. Jacob had a lot of kids. Yes, he had 12 sons and...

Questions and Answers on 2 Kings 8-16 0

2 Kings 8-16 Questions and Answers

2 Kings 8-16 Questions and Answers  Who did they throw down in 2 Kings 9:33? Queen Jezebel, the wife of evil King Ahab. Ahab had 70 sons, and how many wives? The Bible does not say. The only wife recorded is Jezebel, but I am sure that he had many more. How many families did they wipe out? This was total destruction. I don’t know the number but everyone died. What is vestments? Vestments are clothing worn for religious and ceremonial occasions. In modern times, priests of the Catholic church and similar churches wear vestments. Think fancy robes. How did...

Questions and Answers on I Chronicles 7-14. 0

1 Chronicles 7 -15 Questions and Answers

1 Chronicles Chapters 7 -15 Questions and Answers What are “porters in the gates”? These were gatekeepers. What are “wards”? Wards-By turns or courses. What are the “instruments of the sanctuary”? These were vessels, think of the jars of oil, etc. In the sanctuary they had fine flour, wine and oil and frankincense and the spices. All of these ingredients were associated with different aspects of worship done in the tabernacle. What did they mean “things that were made in pans”? This refers to Leviticus 2:5 and was reserved for special offerings to God that were baked. What is shewbread...

Questions and Answers on 1 Kings 1-7 0

1 Kings 1-7 Questions and Answers

1 Kings 1-7 Questions and Answers Why Did Adonijah think that he should be king? Adonijah was older than Solomon. Solomon says in 1 Kings 2:22 “for he is mine elder brother.” He may have been the oldest surviving and capable son of David’s at this time. Some of David’s sons may have died young or if they had any physical handicap they could not be considered for this royal position. Joab helped him and David never made it clear to his sons that Solomon was to be the next king. Adonijah made the proclamation that he would be king...

Questions and answers on Deuteronomy 15-21 0

Deuteronomy 15 – 21 Questions and Answers

Bible Questions and Answers on Deuteronomy 15 – 21 Here are Verna’s questions and my answers on Deuteronomy 15-21. In Deuteronomy 15 what is a “release”? This is a time when all debts would be canceled. In Deuteronomy 15:17 what is an “awl”? An awl is a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, especially in leather. In Deuteronomy 16:1, what month are they talking about? The month of Abib in their calendar is what is the later part of our March and the beginning of our April. It was when the Passover which is near out modern day Easter...

Questions and Answers on Joshua 16-24 0

Joshua Chapters 16-24 Questions and Answers

Joshua Chapters 16-24 Questions and Answers Joshua 16-24 finishes the book of Joshua.The children of Israel are now settled in the Promised Land and this book records some of their inheritances. In Joshua 16 it was the inheritance of Joseph. Yes, Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim and Jacob (Joseph’s father) gave each of Joseph’s son’s an inheritance. Joseph got a double portion from his father and therefore each of Joseph’s sons became a tribe and as a tribe got an inheritance in the Promised Land. The children of Joseph were not happy about their inheritance in Joshua 17....